5 Reasons Men Should Go to the Doctor

5 Reasons Men Should Go to the Doctor 1. Prostate / Colon Health / ED There are some health topics your wife or mom can’t be an expert on. It’s important to establish a relationship with a primary care provider so you have a resource you’re able to talk with about men’s health. 2. Annual Physical A yearly physical exam is...

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What to expect when…your husband gets his vasectomy

Our Urologist, Stephanie Pothoven, offers a peak into what to expect when your husband gets a vasectomy. Have you completed your family and are considering a permanent method of birth control?  A vasectomy is a popular option for many, but both men and women may wonder what to expect. Here is a quick overview to ease your mind. What is...

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The Iowa Clinic at Wesley Acres Ribbon Cutting

First-of-a-Kind Clinic Opening – Ribbon-Cutting Event WHAT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the first on-site and publicly accessible clinic to serve senior-living residents and the neighboring community WHERE: Wesley Acres | 3520 Grand Avenue | Lower Level, Entrance #5 | Des Moines, Iowa WHEN: Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Ribbon-cutting at 5:00 p.m. with remarks | Public open house 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Wesley Acres...

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The Iowa Clinic at Wesley Acres

The Iowa Clinic is now offering an onsite medical clinic at Wesley Acres – open to the community! 3520 Grand Avenue | Des Moines | Located on Lower Level, Entrance #5 Tuesdays & Thursdays 1 – 4:30 PM | Call 515-875-9655 to schedule your appointment Services Available New patient visit Routine follow up visits Home care certification Preventative care Post...

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Heart Month Calcium Scoring Special

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New Year’s Resolutions: for Kids!

Our Downtown Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (Med-Peds) physician, Dr. Ryan Tomlinson, offers tips for New Year’s resolutions for the whole family! We’ve all heard the phrase “new year, new me,” but have you considered extending this notion to your kids? The new year is a great time to set goals for not only yourself, but the entire family. It’s important to set...

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3 Tips in Your Exercise Prescription

Our Waukee Family Medicine physician, Dr. William Schupp, shares 3 flexible and important exercise tips to incorporate into your daily life. Exercise is one of the most important ways to maintain your health and well-being. It’s the most effective way to improve your cardio-respiratory fitness – the number 1 predictor of how long you will live. It’s also the most...

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Turning Bystanders into First Responders

Stop the Bleed West Des Moines is the first city in Iowa to participate in the national Stop the Bleed program. Stop the Bleed was launched in 2015 to train and equip people who might find themselves involved in an emergency situation where a person has serious bleeding. With the proper tools and knowledge, a person can stop life-threatening bleeding....

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WINTER WEATHER UPDATE

January 24, 2017: 4:40 PM No closings to report at this time.        

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Holiday Tips

Some quick holiday tips from Internist, Dr. Danney Drewry Can you believe it? It’s that time of the year again… Yep – the holidays. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, or Hanukah, these holidays bring special meaning to us. In the spirit of holiday giving, I would like to provide a few quick tips to keep you healthy and happy...

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